The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has published a new revision of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009.

The hard hat standard has been updated to include criteria for high visibility, and test procedures for helmets worn in the reverse position.

Also, public comments are being sought on draft revisions to standards for first aid kits (ANSI/ISEA Z308.1) and smoke hoods (ANSI/ISEA 110). Product group balloting is under way for a revision to the standard for high visibility apparel and headgear (ANSI/ISEA 107) and a new standard for cold-weather insulating apparel, ISEA 201.